• What are the IB-PYP Attitudes?

    What do we want our students to feel, value and demonstrate?

    During the next few weeks we will have a weekly focus on each of the IB-PYP Attitudes. These are vital pieces in the development of positive attitudes toward people, the environment and learning. The IB-PYP Attitudes are meant to be an explicit part of our daily learning and school life and are to be modeled by both students and staff. Our students will reflect on these attitudes during learning experiences and assessments. When reinforced at home and other places, these become second nature for children.

    Appreciation Valuing of the wonder and beauty of the world.
    Commitment Being committed to learning, perseveres and shows self-discipline and responsibility.
    Confidence Confident in their ability as learners, courage to take risks, applying what they have learned and making appropriate choices.
    Cooperation Works in a group, collaborating and leading/following as the situation demands.
    Creativity Creative and imaginative in thinking and in approach to problems and dilemmas.
    Curiosity Curiosity about learning and of the world and its people and cultures.
    Empathy Able to project themselves into another’s situation in order to understand thoughts, reasoning and emotions.
    Enthusiasm Enjoying learning.
    Independence Thinking and acting independently, making own judgments based on reasonable principles and being able to defend their judgments.
    Integrity Being honest and having a considered sense of fairness.
    Respect Respect themselves, others and the world around them.
    Tolerance Sensitivity towards differences in the world and being responsive to the needs of others.

    “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” - Winston Churchill

    Kris Stewart, IB Coordinator